Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 405

 
405
Otto Modersohn
Sommerabend im Moor, 1938.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 27,500 / $ 31.899

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Sommerabend im Moor. 1938.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower right. 51 x 71 cm (20 x 27.9 in).
[KT].
• Characteristic landscape composition by one of the most important Worpswede artists.
• Tender evening mood in melancholic coloring and transparent-foggy paint application typical of the artist's late phase.
• Otto Modersohn and his Worpswede artist colleagues are considered style-defining for a new, intuitive landscape painting and as pioneers of Modernism in Germany.
• The evening moods of Modersohn particularly impressed Rainer Maria Rilke, who also in stayed in Worpswede for some time
.

The work is registered in the catalog raisonné of Otto Modersohn's Late Works with the number WV-OM-SW 1938 Nr. 80: Torfaufladen Kanal (according to the studio book Otto Modersohn 1933-1943). We are grateful to Mr. Rainer Noeres, Otto Modersohn Museum, Fischerhude, for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Bremen.
Auction house Ziemann, Bremen, catalog no. 25, lot 178 (with illu.).
Galerie Koch, Hanover.
Private collection Northern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1985).

405
Otto Modersohn
Sommerabend im Moor, 1938.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 27,500 / $ 31.899

(incl. 25% surcharge)